In October 2016, a group of Disciples women participated in a Woman-to-Woman Worldwide pilgrimage, coordinated by Global Ministries to South Africa and Ghana. The women were especially moved by the ministries of two partner organizations, the Theological Education by Extension College of Southern Africa and the Smoked Fish Microcredit project of the Christian Council of Ghana. These ministries are being promoted while the delegates visit Disciples women around the United States and Canada interpreting their experiences during the coming period of study, prayer, reflection, and advocacy.Read more
Lectionary Selection: Matthew 5:13-20
Prayers for Swaziland:
Welcome to the new year of 2017! I would like to share a prayer…
We start fresh and anew in 2017 and as the children go back to school I pray for a blessed new year for Swaziland. They say 2017 is a time of action and success. I pray that the Kukhany’Okusha Zion Church and fellow members be the salt of good taste. I pray that God's grace makes Swaziland shine bright. I pray that the youth of Kukhany’Okusha have a good first day back to school. I pray for many passings and high marks/achievements in their first term back.
Global Ministries has enjoyed a long relationship with the Council of Swaziland churches. The fundamental objective of the Council of Swaziland Churches is to coordinate the efforts of member churches and Christian organizations in furthering the unity of God's Church as the body of Christ in Swaziland. And, the effect goes beyond ecumenism and the unified spiritual and moral development of the Christians who belong to the member churches. In its encouragement of member churches and Christian organizations to undertake joint action in serving the needs of society, the Council brings a practical perspective to its work. It seeks to build self-reliance within the churches, empowering them through training to enable them to initiate and implement a range of development activities to help relieve and reduce poverty, especially in rural areas.Read more
The relationship with the Christian Council of Togo was established in 2006.Read more
Lectionary Selection: Matthew 5:1-12
Prayers for Mozambique:
God of peace, we pray today for our sisters and brothers in Mozambique. We ask your hand of blessing to continue to rest gently upon their country, to inspire your peace in their leaders and their people. May our partner church, the United Church of Christ in Mozambique, continue to be inspired by your love in their work as peacemakers and conduits of your blessing in the world.
Lord, there are people in Mozambique who suffer from hunger and little access to fresh foods.
Use your people to bless them with abundance and the bounty of the earth.
Lord, there are people in Mozambique who live in fear of violence.
Comfort them with your Holy Spirit and inspire peace in the hearts of those who would do violence.
Lord, there are people in Mozambique striving after you and your kingdom. Bless them with the knowledge that they are not alone, that they have your Spirit within them and the prayers of others around the world supporting them.
God of Grace and Blessing, we lift up the people of Mozambique with these prayers today which we ask in your Son Jesus' name, Amen.Read more
The new school year of 2017 at Inanda Seminary has begun. The boarding school campus is buzzing. The grade 12s who completed their exams at the end of last year have just heard the good news of their results.Read more
On December 19th, DR Congo witnessed large protests in several major cities such as Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and Goma, in response to the opposition’s call for demonstrations against President Kabila’s refusal to relinquish power. Police and military personnel were well-organized and out in force. The government went so far as to shut down social media throughout the country to slow the opposition’s ability to organize and share information concerning the number of arrests and detainees.Read more
We would like to thank God and you for your continuous support since we joined the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) as Global Ministries Missionary. The All Africa Conference of Churches is an ecumenical fellowship of churches and institutions working together in their common witness to the Gospel by:Read more
We take this opportunity to thank the Lord for having seen us through these last six months of this year working with the Organization of African Instituted Churches (OAIC).Read more